Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Mar. 19, 2015
Jun. 27, 2014
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Vericel Corp    
Entity Central Index Key 0000887359    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2014    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Public Float     $ 28,488,020
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,785,653  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY